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Linlithgow Palace

in Linlithgow off the M9 | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7GR, Scotland
+44 (0)1506 842 896
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Linlithgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the... more » Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the palace's grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace. « less
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Denholm, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

First time at the palace, and loved it so much to see and much bigger than I expected. The grounds are well kept although hilly so not for the infirm. Staff on hand to answer questions and the view from the turret was immense! I was lucky enough to visit on a dry sunny day.

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San Nicolo, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I must say we didn't plan a visit there, but it was our last day and the entrance is included in the "Explorer Pass". But we've been pretty amazed by what we saw! The palace was gorgeous and magnificent, though was in ruins. The fountain was one of the best part. Totally worth it!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We took a free guided tour conducted by two school girls dressed in period costume. Their youthful exuberance and simplicity was most entertaining. Toilet facilities sign posting was a bit lacking, but are available if you ask; there are no refreshments on site, but can be found nearby in the town. Don't miss visiting the church next door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A miserable wet day was brightened when we took the tour of this wonderful palace. We were conducted round by young people about 12/13 years dressed in period costume! They were charming and well versed in their subject. They added some interesting stories not found in the guide book. After the FREE tour we were free to explore other parts... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Enjoyed a fabulous tour of the palace, lead by Lord Robert and Lord Angus. They told us lots of stories relating to the palace and Linlithgow, such as the Black Dog, as well as showing us the State rooms, Great Hall and gravestones used in the walls. The palace itself is fabulous to explore on your own as well, with... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great date venue! Very romantic and the views were stunning.Well worth the admission charge. Would recommend this attraction.

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Ottawa
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10 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We visited with our two children in July and were fortunate enough to take a guided tour. It was raining and we ended up being the only people on the tour. The tours are given by children dressed in period costume. Our two guides were 12 years old - the same age as our daughter - and I was amazed... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

pleasantly surprised to visit what I thought was an empty shell to actually be able to walk up turrets to the top and have a full tour round the palace.the majority of the palace which is still intact is in amazing condition,stunning architecture made this a trip I will deffinately go back again to.2 very young tour guides probably aged... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Heading from Edinburgh to Glasgow we decided to do a few brown signs to prolong the hour at most drive... The first brown sign and turns out the only brown sign we pulled off to was amazing! We killed nearly 3 hours exploring this Palace. It is the most magical place. I adored it. So many twists and turns, so... More

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NZ
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8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A great place to explore. Quite a big palace - give yourself enough time to see all the bits from the towers to the rooms underground.

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